#SaludTues 1/10/2023: American Roads Shouldn’t be this Dangerous


American Roads Shouldn’t be this Dangerous
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More Americans died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2021 than any other year since 2005, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

These are violent and tragic deaths. The roughly 2,700,000 injuries from non-fatal crashes are also violent and tragic with individuals often sustaining multiple traumatic injuries, injuries that significantly reduce their quality of life.

These violent deaths and injuries are preventable.

However, despite past efforts to reduce violent deaths and injuries on American roads, auto-centric guidance and policies and the growing size of automobiles undermine safety efforts today.

It’s time to take meaningful action to prevention violent deaths and injuries on our roads.

Let’s use #SaludTues on January 10, 2023, to tweet about how our roads are dangerous by design and what we can do about it.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “American Roads Shouldn’t be this Dangerous”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: Smart Growth America (@SmartGrowthUSA); Bill Schultheiss (@schlthss); America Walks (@americawalks)
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #dangerousbydesign #safetyoverspeed

We’ll open the floor to science, your experiences and stories, and best practices as we explore:

  • Why past efforts to prevent violent traffic deaths in America have not been enough;
  • What we need to do to prevent violent traffic deaths in America; and
  • How people can get involved to push for local, regional, state, and federal action to prevent violent deaths on our roads.

Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and share the latest in how transportation is connected to health.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health, San Antonio.

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of Latinos rely on public transit (compared to 14% of whites).

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